Greens charge in Batman: @BumpyF reports

View Larger Map Batman Seat Profile By Bumpy Favell 23 July 2013 I’ll write about my electorate of Batman, which covers a 66 sq km chunk of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The Batman electorate is named after John Batman, a white grazier and businessman who was behind possibly the one and only treaty ever signed in […]

The Greens face in Higgins: @gemoo4 interview

By Georgie Moore 22 July 2013 In Conversation with The Greens’ candidate for Higgins James Harrison This is the second of a series of Q&As, where I talk personal and party politics with the candidates for the Higgins electorate. Next, I will speak with Liberal incumbent Kelly O’Dwyer. Georgie: James, how long have you been involved […]

Representative of Bennelong: @awelder comment

By Andrew Elder 22 July 2013 The federal electorate of Bennelong is used to a representative with real clout, someone of national significance rather than someone who means well and is content to do their best. Labor’s endorsement of Jason Yat-Sen Li as their candidate for the electorate is in line with that record. Too […]

The battle joined in Bennelong: @preciouspress reports

  By Jack Sumner (@preciouspress) 21 July 2013 My July 1 report Will there be a Battle for Bennelong  asked whether the Rudd redux might cause Sam Dastyari and NSW Labor to re-categorise Bennelong as a winnable seat, allocate funds accordingly and insert a candidate with the wherewithal to win. On July 19 the answer came […]

Veteran citizen journo @takvera reports radical Wills

View Larger Map Seat Profile for Wills By John Englart 21 July 2013 The Federal seat of Wills is generally considered a safe Labor seat, but history shows it has elements of radicalism and electoral unrest which in the past have upset it’s pure Australian Labor Party pedigree. The long term trend shows the Labor […]

Welcome to Tangney country: @GuinevereHall reports from WA

View Larger Map Seat Profile By Guinevere Hall 19 July 2013 The federal seat of Tangney was named after Dame Dorothy Tangney, the first woman elected to the Australian Senate. She was a Labor member of parliament committed to an agenda of social reform, which included extending federal powers over social services and instituting Commonwealth assistance […]

Bennelong gets complicated: @preciouspress reports

By Jack Sumner 15 July 2013 I am told that since his selection as Labor candidate for Bennelong, Jeff Salvestro-Martin has worked hard on the development of campaign plans. Whatever they are, even his most ardent supporters and certainly the ALP powerbrokers in Sussex Street hadn’t believed they would be successful. Then on 27 June Rudd […]

@gemoo4 in conversation with Labor’s Higgins candidate Wesa Chau

By Georgie Moore 11 July 2013 The first piece on Higgins: Costello country: Higgins by @gemoo4 This is the first of a series of Q&As, where I talk personal and party politics with the candidates for the Higgins electorate. Next, I will speak with Greens candidate James Harrison. Georgie: So Wesa, how did you get into politics? […]

@willsmore298 report on Rick Sarre ALP candidate for Sturt

By Shane Willsmore 7 July 2013 Shane Willsmore first report: Reporting democracy in the seat where I live: @willsmore298 in Sturt Rick Sarre is the ALP Candidate for the federal seat of Sturt, in the east/north east of the glorious city of Adelaide. The current sitting member is the ever smiling Mr Christopher Pyne, and has been […]

Bennelong: Preliminary skirmishing

By Jack Sumner July 8 2013 Murat owns Café Centro, which sits in the middle of Eastwood Plaza at the heart of the Bennelong electorate. As he made my long black this morning, I asked whether he’d seen much political activity in and around his shop. His reply – “no nothing yet”- indicated to me […]